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Website of the Week for April 26, 2004

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

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Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, Washington State Sex Offender Information Center, http://ml.waspc.org/Accept.aspx?ReturnUrl=/index.aspx

The recent news surrounding convicted child molester Edward Harvey Stokes heightened community awareness about sex offenders in our midst. The Washington State Sex Offender Information Center allows users to determine if a registered sex offender lives in their neighborhood.

The database may be searched by:

  • street
  • zip code
  • city
  • county
  • offender's name
  • type of conviction

Information about individual sex offenders includes:

  • name
  • photograph
  • approximate address
  • gender
  • race
  • age
  • hair and eye color
  • crime
  • county of conviction

Information is provided for Level II and Level III sex offenders, those posing a moderate to high risk of re-offending.

The website includes additional information about:

  • sheriffs' offices
  • frequently asked questions (FAQs)
  • other agencies and organizations
  • sex offender registration requirements
  • characteristics and behavioral indicators of adults who molest children

The Law Library's Internet Legal Resources page links to this site under Washington State Legal Resources > Public Record Databases. For books in the Law Library on this topic, search the subject heading: sex offenders.

2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington